United States Veterans’ Artists Alliance (USVAA) is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit, multi-disciplinary arts organization composed of a diverse group of dynamic, extraordinarily talented military veterans and artists located across the United States.
Founded in 2004, USVAA seeks to open doors for military veterans to work and thrive in America’s creative economy by providing opportunities in the arts, humanities and entertainment industry. With a solid track record of programming excellence in place, USVAA works tirelessly with veterans, artists, supportive individuals and organizations within the arts and veterans’ communities to find funding and support for individual and collaborative projects in photography, literature, theater, film, television, fine arts and a wide variety of crafts.
In addition to our work with veterans and artists, we strive first and foremost to highlight the talents of military veterans and the history of veterans who have made significant contributions to the arts and humanities since the Revolutionary War. To date we have compiled biographical information on the over 550 military veterans who have made noted contributions to the arts and humanities since the founding of the United States.
As spokespersons in the veteran’s community and in our endeavors as artists, we work diligently to highlight issues of concern to veterans and their families. These issues include the transition from military to civilian life, education, employment, the effects of wartime and military service injuries such as PTSD, TBI and Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and homelessness among veterans.
For more information about our work please visit our ABOUT PAGE.
NORMAN LEAR AT LACMA-USVAA EVENT
Please Join Special Guest Speaker Norman Lear, Veteran, U.S. Army Air Corps, at LACMA for Film Screenings of Veterans Make Movies shorts and a celebration of Veterans In the Arts and Humanities Day.
Sunday, October 30, 2016 | 1 pm
Celebrate the creative contributions of military veterans in observance of Veterans in the Arts and Humanities Day in Los Angeles County. View compelling short films created in the Veterans Make Movies program, a series of workshops designed by LACMA in collaboration with the Los Angeles Public Library that teaches veterans how to capture their unique perspectives in film. After the screening, Norman Lear, World War II veteran and revolutionary television writer, producer, and director, will discuss his latest projects, including how he involved veterans in a reimagining of the sitcom One Day at a Time for Netflix. Additional guest speakers will join in commemorating the day, followed by a complimentary wine reception for attendees.
1–1:30 pm | Screening
1:30–2:15 pm | Ceremony and interview with Norman Lear
2:15–3 pm | Reception
Presented by LACMA, the United States Veterans’ Artists Alliance, and the Los Angeles Public Library. Made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and The Safeway Foundation.
Image: Alex Berliner Photography
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 21
USVAA Veterans Writing Workshop New Works Presentation
In honor of our nation’s veterans and Veterans Day 2016, please join us for the USVAA Veterans Writing Workshop New Works Presentation at the extraordinary Burt Lancaster Theater on the Sony Pictures Entertainment lot at 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 9th.
Wednesday, November 9th,2016 | 7pm
The USVAA New Works program is a staged presentation of eight scenes and selected readings from television and movie scripts, novels and memoirs written by veterans participating in our monthly writers’ workshop. They will be performed and directed by many accomplished actors and directors within the entertainment industry.
The performance will be followed by an audience Q&A and a reception at the theater.
The 2016 Veterans Day Program features works by:
Program Directed by David Fofi with Gary Blumsack, Sam Wolfson and Timothy Wurtz.
Cast members include Richard Chaves, Gary Cole, Lorna Duyn, Heidi Brook Myers, Skip Pipo, Christopher Sweeney, Mark Valley and others to be announced.
The password is: USVAA. Please note that the password is case-sensitive; use all caps.
Seating is limited. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the reception ends at 9:45 p.m. Parking is free on the Sony Lot with RSVP.
For additional information about the event and the USVAA Veterans Writing Workshop please call 310 559 2116.
Presented by United States Veterans’ Artists Alliance
Sponsored by Sony Pictures Entertainment and the Writers Guild Foundation
Additional support provided by Final Draft and California Lawyers for the Arts